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Dear Friends, The song says, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” and in some ways it is... yet in some ways it is...

A Thanksgiving Message from Your Conference Minister

Dear Friends, In a twenty-four hour span I had two experiences that put the spirit of all that I hold dear about Thanksgiving into perspective...

Announcing our New Associate Conference Minister

Dear Friends, It seems like every day we hear more news about how the mainline church is in decline. Unfortunately, some of the news is true. Things...

From the Conference Minister: Responding to Hurricane Harvey

Dear Friends, For more than a week we have all watched in sadness and compassion as Hurricane Harvey came ashore in Texas and then continue...

Response to the Charlottesville Events from the Conference Minister

My Dear Friends, Many of you, like me, watched the news unfold today in Charlottesville, VA. I was filled with sadness, horror, and disgust. And...

Blessed… and a Bit Surreal

by Rev. Marie A. Bacchiocchi Interim Conference Minister, Southeast Conference UCC Blessed, and a bit surreal. That's been my answer as I've been asked what it felt...

The State of the Conference: A New Vision

My Dear Friends, What a wonderful annual meeting we had! Your “official” welcome to me was so overwhelming. I am so blessed to be here...

From the Interim Conference Minister: May 15, 2017

Recently I had the privilege to worship with the United Church of Huntsville, Huntsville, AL. The newly ordained Rev. Edward Colf led worship, preached, and...

From the Interim Conference Minister: May 1, 2017

Dear Friends, As I travel around the conference meeting you all, I am blown away by the amazing ministry we, in the Southeast Conference, do....

Marie’s Musings: April 1, 2017

April is upon us! As spring bursts forth, as we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus from the grave, let us remember all that is...